Over $450k donated to bus monitor - "Wrong way to handle it" says Glenn

Glenn, Pat and Stu started the radio show on 3 different sides of an issue this morning - Over $465,000 had been donated to the harassed bus monitor, Karen Klein, as of 9am this morning (that number is probably over 600k now). While Stu thinks it’s just the way many American’s are showing that they care, Glenn doesn’t think it’s doing anything to solve the real problem – what’s going on in our culture.

“They've taken this awful moment, and I've got to be honest,” Stu said, “this has turned into the best thing that's ever happened to her, hasn't it?”

“It doesn't bother anybody else,” Glenn started, “but this really bothers me.”

Pat was bothered too. Not by the donations, however, he just wanted to know what Ms. Klein was going to do with the money. Dan Andros, one of Glenn’s writers in the New York office, had previously mentioned to the guys that he hoped she gives some of it to charity – Pat disagreed.

“Donates it? I'm giving it to you. I don't want you to turn around and give it to some cat society or something,” Pat said sarcastically.

Glenn took issue on an entirely different level. He doesn’t particularly care what she does with the money – it’s her money now, but what is this teaching the children that were so cruel to her? They’re being shown that their bad behavior is the best thing that ever happened to her in Glenn’s eyes.

Glenn wanted to know how many people are now saying, “I'd do that, I'll take that abuse.”

“Now we have officially made it into a game show,” Glenn said. “This was my monologue last night on television. These kids don't see her as a person. They see her as a YouTube video that they can get famous on. So they wanted to get famous. Well, now we've made it into a game show, and the prize money has gone to you! It's wrong. It's bad.”

Stu saw things a little differently. “Nobody's saying you can buy yourself out of the problems with American culture for $466,000, but you have changed this one person's life,” he said. “I mean, you've flipped this event for her from a really bad experience into something that obviously is changing her life.”

Pat was with Stu on this one. “What's wrong with that?” he asked.

Glenn compared the situation to what happened with the Trayvon Martin case where people took to the streets to show support. People ended up pointing fingers, the mainstream media redirected narratives. It was the wrong way to handle it.

“I mean, how many of us, as a culture, are soul searching, and how many of us now will just make this story, because it's a lot easier to deal with?” Glenn asked. “Look, all of this stuff happens for a reason. All of this stuff, they're warning signs. They're warning signs. And so we have a chance to humble ourselves and fix it and self-examine and say, "What is the culture that we're making? What is it that we're doing?" And I just fear that it's become a game show now.”

Glenn’s point was that we’re using money to mask the problem; no amount of money can solve the large scope of the problem. Stu’s point, however, is that people saw the video, felt terrible, and want the woman to be happy, which really just laid down more evidence for what Glenn was trying to say.

In the big picture, it’s not about the woman. This specific circumstance is – but the problem is with the culture that’s making America’s children believe that this is acceptable behavior. Glenn pointed to the parents of the children in this video who still hadn’t made their children apologize for their behavior. Instead of apologizing for their actions and feeling remorse for how they treated this woman, their parents are out giving press conferences on how their children “have been through enough”.

Anonymous released the information of these children on the internet – which Glenn vehemently disagreed with on air this morning. They should not have done that. But he did note that these children posted the video of their behavior on YouTube themselves.

“That's just not right. And that's not the way our society deals with it, either, but don't tell me that these kids have a problem being famous. That's why they posted it on YouTube,” Glenn said. “They wanted to be famous. And so now they're famous, they're infamous for a couple of days and now we're giving them the ability to say, "You know what? We really kind of helped her,” because that is exactly what they'll say.”

“These kids aren't going to feel bad years down the road,” Glenn added. “These kids are going to go, "We made her rich." It's a game show. Life is not a game show. Life is not a TV show. Life is not a reality show. Life is not a YouTube video. Life is life.”

The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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